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The heraldic device of the city of Paris is a ship. As Sauval says, “Lʹile de la cité est faite comme un grand navire enfoncé dans la vase, et échoué au fil de lʹeau vers le milieu de la Seine.” This form of a ship struck the heraldic scribes, who in the latter part of the Middle Ages emblazoned a ship on the shield of Paris.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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